23 Nov

General Meeting Chair and Fund Manager address

Dexus Convenience Retail REIT (ASX:DXC) ASX release 23 November 2021 General Meeting Chair and Fund Manager address Dexus Convenience Retail REIT provides the attached Chair and Fund Manager address for its General Meeting which is being held today at 9.00am (AEDT) The meeting will be held virtually and can be viewed by using the following link: https://agmlive.link/DXC2021 Authorised by Chantal Churchill, Company Secretary of Dexus Asset Management Limited For further information please contact: Investor enquiries Chris Brockett Fund Manager +61 03 8656 1000 chris.brockett@dexus.com Media enquiries Louise Murray Senior Manager, Communications +61 2 9017 1446 louise.murray@dexus.com About Dexus Convenience Retail REIT Dexus Convenience Retail REIT (ASX code: DXC) (formerly APN Convenience Retail REIT (ASX code: AQR)) is a listed Australian real estate investment trust which owns high quality Australian service stations and convenience retail assets. The fund’s portfolio of 111 properties, valued at approximately $762 million, is predominantly located on Australia’s eastern seaboard and leased to leading Australian and international convenience retail tenants. The portfolio has a long lease expiry profile and contracted annual rent increases, delivering the fund a sustainable and strong level of income security. The fund has a conservative approach to capital management with a target gearing range of 25 – 40%. Dexus Convenience Retail REIT is governed by a majority Independent Board and managed by Dexus (ASX code: DXS), one of Australia’s leading fully integrated real estate groups, with over 35 years of expertise in property investment, funds management, asset management and development. www.dexus.com Dexus Asset Management Limited (ACN 080 674 479, AFSL No. 237500) (the "Responsible Entity") as the responsible entity and issuer of the financial products in respect of Convenience Retail REIT No. 1 (ARSN 101 227 614), Convenience Retail REIT No. 2 (ARSN 619 527 829) and Convenience Retail REIT No. 3 (ARSN 619 527 856) collectively the Dexus Convenience Retail REIT (ASX code: DXC) stapled group. The Responsible Entity is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dexus (ASX code: DXS). Level 30, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia. PO Box 18011 Melbourne Collins Street East VIC 8003 Australia Dexus Convenience Retail REIT General Meeting Chair’s address Good morning everyone and welcome to our first General Meeting under our new name Dexus Convenience Retail REIT (ASX:DXC). I’m Geoff Brunsdon, Chair and Independent Director of Dexus Asset Management Limited, the responsible entity of the three trusts that comprise Dexus Convenience Retail REIT. I would like to start by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are presenting from today, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. I would also like to extend that respect to, and welcome, any First Nations people who are joining our meeting today. Today’s meeting has three key objectives. First, to provide you with a Fund update, secondly to refresh Dexus Convenience Retail REIT’s placement capacity under ASX Listing Rule 7.1; and lastly to provide you, our investors, with an opportunity to ask any questions. I will provide you with a brief overview, followed by an update from Fund Manager, Chris Brockett, and then I will turn to the formal aspects relating to the resolution which was outlined in the Notice of Meeting and Explanatory Memorandum sent out in mid-October I’ll table my appointment as Chair of today’s meeting and open the meeting. Today I’m joined by Chris Brockett, and joining us remotely in Melbourne and Sydney are our Independent Directors: Howard Brenchley, Jennifer Horrigan and Michael Johnstone. I would also like to welcome Deborah Coakley to our Board as an Executive Director. Deborah is the Executive General Manager, Funds Management at Dexus and is responsible for managing Dexus’s $25 billion funds management business which comprises 20 investment vehicles across listed and unlisted direct property vehicles, capital partnerships, real estate securities and venture capital. Deborah brings a valuable mix of experience across financial services, property investment and funds management to our Board, complementing the Board’s diverse skillset. I would also like to welcome our company secretaries, Brett Cameron and Chantal Churchill along with a representative from our Auditors at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and lawyers from King & Wood Mallesons. Accordingly, I formally call for a poll on the resolution to be put to the meeting today and declare the poll open so you can lodge your votes any time during the meeting. As you would be aware, Dexus is now the external manager of Dexus Convenience Retail REIT after completing the acquisition of APN Property Group in August this year. Dexus is one of Australia’s leading real estate groups, managing a high-quality Australian property portfolio valued at $42.5 billion. This includes some assets that you may know of including Australia Square and 5 Martin Place in Sydney, 80 Collins Street and 180 Flinders Street in Melbourne, Calvary Adelaide Hospital in South Australia and larger industrial portfolios in New South Wales and Victoria. Dexus has obtained significant scale across the office, industrial, healthcare and retail property sectors, with more than $6 billion in retail properties under management. Dexus has access to a significant pool of opportunities across the real estate spectrum and the Fund is already benefiting from deal flow by leveraging this capability. Dexus is also recognised as a global leader in sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles are integrated across its business operations. I will talk more to this later in the presentation. Being part of the Dexus group enables the Fund to leverage Dexus’s fully integrated business model which provides access to multi-sector expertise across Investment management - which is underpinned by best practice corporate governance principles, and a track record of delivering outperformance; Asset management - with strong sector leasing capabilities supported by deep market relationships; and Transactional and development capabilities - which unlock opportunities and outcomes that will support the Fund’s investment objectives. In addition, alignment of interest is achieved through Dexus’s direct co-investment in the Fund. Since listing in 2017, the Fund has successfully grown from a $287 million portfolio with four major tenants, to a circa $760 million portfolio with 10 major tenants. The Board and management team have always made and will continue to make decisions that are in the best interests of all Security holders. We take an informed approach to potential transactions and capital management decisions, always taking a number of factors into consideration including (but not limited to) the impact on earnings, NTA and NAV per security, gearing and debt serviceability, as well as long-term value creation measures such as Internal Rate of Return, and portfolio diversification and scale. Since 30 June 2021, the team have been busy, acquiring four convenience retail centres in New South Wales and Queensland, all strategically located with high traffic flow exposure, income security and sustainable growth. These centres were acquired on an average yield of 5.7% which compares favourably against recent comparable transactions in the market, creating value for our investors. To partially fund these acquisitions, the Fund successfully raised $50 million of new equity through an institutional placement and Security Purchase Plan which is up for ratification today. The Fund trades at an attractive distribution yield of 6.6% and we are confident of delivering on the FY22 earnings and distribution guidance of 22.9 cents per security, reflecting 4.6% growth on FY21 subject to the current market conditions continuing and no unforeseen events. As I mentioned earlier, sustainability is an integral part of Dexus’s business operations with the objectives of Leading Cities, Thriving People, Future Enabled Customers, Strong Communities, and an Enriched Environment supporting the achievement of the overarching goal of Sustained Value. The Dexus Sustainability Approach incorporates the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) ‘six principles’ relating to responsible investment and active property management and informs the creation of long-term value through understanding and addressing ESG issues that are relevant to its operations. Fund Manager’s address Dexus Convenience Retail REIT offers a compelling investment opportunity. From a pricing perspective, the Fund provides an attractive distribution yield, with distributions paid out of free cash flow. These distributions also benefit from a high tax deferral rate, which was 80% at 30 June 2021. The stock is also currently trading at a 4.1% discount to NTA, with stronger pricing being achieved on recent direct market transactions for comparable assets at around 5% cap rates, compared to our portfolio weighted average cap rate of circa 6%. Dexus Convenience Retail REIT offers a defensive and predictable income stream for investors, through a diversified portfolio of 111 convenience retail assets in attractive locations on long-term leases to high quality tenants. This is supported by a strong balance sheet, with pro forma gearing of 33.6% (after committed acquisitions & developments), within our 25-40% target range. Since listing in 2017 we have demonstrated a consistent track record of growing distributions while successfully growing the portfolio through quality acquisitions and developments. The portfolio will drive organic growth through the contracted annual rent increases of 3% or more, while enhancing our disciplined acquisition approach through leveraging Dexus's platform capabilities. Over the year to 30 June 2021, the Fund achieved a total security holder return of 15.9%, albeit underperforming the S&P/ASX 300 A-REIT index. However, the Fund has delivered a strong total security holder return of more than 17% per annum for the three years to 30 June 2021, and more than 11% per annum since inception, outperforming the S&P/ASX 300 A-REIT index across both of these time periods. We acknowledge that the DXC security price trading performance has been underwhelming in recent months, and is now trading at a discount to NTA, despite the stronger pricing evidence on recent transactions for comparable assets. We continue to actively review capital management initiatives including selective asset recycling and assessing the merits of an on-market securities buy back, as we have done in the past, to close the gap to NTA, acting in the best interests of all Security holders. Thank you for your continued support. Authorised by Chantal Churchill, Company Secretary of Dexus Asset Management Limited For further information please contact: Investor enquiries Chris Brockett Fund Manager +61 03 8656 1000 chris.brockett@dexus.com Media enquiries Louise Murray Senior Manager, Communications +61 2 9017 1446 louise.murray@dexus.com About Dexus Convenience Retail REIT Dexus Convenience Retail REIT (ASX code: DXC) (formerly APN Convenience Retail REIT (ASX code: AQR)) is a listed Australian real estate investment trust which owns high quality Australian service stations and convenience retail assets. The fund’s portfolio of 111 properties, valued at approximately $762 million, is predominantly located on Australia’s eastern seaboard and leased to leading Australian and international convenience retail tenants. The portfolio has a long lease expiry profile and contracted annual rent increases, delivering the fund a sustainable and strong level of income security. The fund has a conservative approach to capital management with a target gearing range of 25 – 40%. Dexus Convenience Retail REIT is governed by a majority Independent Board and managed by Dexus (ASX code: DXS), one of Australia’s leading fully integrated real estate groups, with over 35 years of expertise in property investment, funds management, asset management and development. www.dexus.com Dexus Asset Management Limited (ACN 080 674 479, AFSL No. 237500) (the "Responsible Entity") as the responsible entity and issuer of the financial products in respect of Convenience Retail REIT No. 1 (ARSN 101 227 614), Convenience Retail REIT No. 2 (ARSN 619 527 829) and Convenience Retail REIT No. 3 (ARSN 619 527 856) collectively the Dexus Convenience Retail REIT (ASX code: DXC) stapled group. The Responsible Entity is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dexus (ASX code: DXS). Level 30, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia. PO Box 18011 Melbourne Collins Street East VIC 8003 Australia General Meeting 23 November 2021 Dexus Asset Management Limited ACN 080 674 479 AFSL 237500 as responsible entity for Dexus Convenience Retail REIT Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 2 Welcome to the General Meeting Independent Chair Geoff Brunsdon AM Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 3 Acknowledgement of country Dexus acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which our business and assets operate, and recognises their ongoing contribution to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to First Nations Elders past, present and emerging. Artwork: Down in the Valley by Deborah Taylor. Artwork photographer: Sharon Hickey. Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 4 Link Market Services online platform Online Meeting POWERED BY LINK MARKET SERVICES Ask a Question Get Voting Card Exit Meeting HELP NUMBER 1800 990 363 Virtual General Meeting Chair’s address Geoff Brunsdon AM, Chair 7-Eleven, Southern River WA Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 6 Board of Directors Dexus Asset Management Limited Michael Johnstone Independent Director Jennifer Horrigan Independent Director Howard Brenchley Independent Director Geoff Brunsdon Independent Chair Deborah Coakley Executive Director EGM, Funds Management Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 7 80 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 180 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 5 Martin Place, Sydney NSW Australia Square, Sydney NSW Dexus Convenience Retail REIT Now a part of Dexus’s fully integrated real estate group About Dexus › Total $42.5 billion of funds under management › Purpose is to create spaces where people thrive › Specialist leading manager of Australian real estate - Established expertise in property investment and development › Scalable platform - Access to deeper pool of opportunities › Leading ESG credentials - Recognised global leader in sustainability Calvary Adelaide Hospital, SA 18 Momentum Way, Ravenhall VIC Dexus Place, Sydney NSW 1. Data as at 30 June 2021 pro forma for acquisitions announced prior to 18 August 2021. Images reflect properties within Dexus’s Group property portfolio. Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 8 Mobil X, Hampstead Gardens SA Liberty Oil, Gosnells WA Puma, Kempsey South NSW Leveraging Dexus’s capabilities to enhance growth Activating new investment opportunities through an aligned and experienced manager Leveraging Dexus’s superior acquisition, leasing and development capabilities to add value and enhance growth Realising scale benefits with Dexus group retail assets under management of $6.2 billion 1 Access to experienced senior management team with careers spanning on average more than 20 years Aligned objectives and investment partnerships via Dexus’s direct co-investment 1. As at 30 June 2021. Images depict properties within DXC’s property portfolio. Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 9 1. Guidance is subject to current market conditions continuing and no unforeseen events. Warrego Highway Travel Centre, QLD Artist impression: Dubbo Service Station, NSW Woolworths Caltex, Bayswater North VIC Active and disciplined approach to growing the portfolio Active period since 30 June 2021 with $53 million of acquisitions › Convenience retail centres strategically located with high traffic flow exposure, high income security and sustainable growth - Purchased on an average yield of 5.7%, which compares favourably against comparable transactions, creating value for security holders - Warrego Highway Travel Centre QLD – purpose-built travel centre 100% occupied with an 11.5 year WALE - Dubbo Service Station NSW – fund through development completing March 2022 with a 12.0 year WALE - 7-Eleven, Kingston and United, Gordonvale both in Queensland with an average WALE of 8.7 years › Successfully raised $50 million of equity through an Institutional Placement and Security Purchase Plan (SPP) › FY22 distribution guidance 22.9 cents per security 1 Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 10 Dexus ESG credentials Driving sustained value by leveraging and aligning with the Dexus Sustainability Approach › The Dexus Sustainability Approach incorporates the ‘six principles’ of the Principles for Responsible Investment relating to responsible investment and active property management › It is the lens that is used to effectively manage current and emerging ESG risks and opportunities and create long-term value focusing on five objectives Leveraging and aligning with Dexus’s Sustainability Approach Delivering superior long-term performance, underpinned by integrating ESG issues into the Fund’s business model Building a high-quality portfolio that contributes to economic prosperity and supports sustainable urban development across Australia’s key cities Creating a strong network of value chain partners (customers, communities and suppliers) who support Dexus and are positively impacted by Dexus Creating an efficient and resilient portfolio that minimises our environmental footprint and is positioned to thrive in a climate-affected future Dexus recognised as a Global Leader in sustainability Dexus recognised as Global Leader in Real Estate Industry Dexus is 1 of 3 Australian companies named on CDP Climate A list Dexus ESG credentials Creating an engaged, capable and high- performing workforce that delivers on our strategy and supports the creation of sustained value Dexus ESG video Fund Manager’s address Chris Brockett, Fund Manager Warrego Highway Travel Centre, QLD Warrego Highway Travel Centre, QLD Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 13 Mobil X, Sheidow Park SA Viva Energy, Bellevue WA Viva Energy, Moorooka QLD DXC Investment overview An attractive cash-backed distribution yield A defensive and predictable income stream, supported by a strong balance sheet Since listing, track record of growing distributions and growing NTA from $2.73 to $3.64, while also growing and diversifying the portfolio Organic growth through contracted annual rent increases and disciplined approach to acquisitions Trading at a discount to NTA, with stronger pricing being achieved on recent direct market transactions for comparable assets $2.50 $2.70 $2.90 $3.10 $3.30 $3.50 $3.70 $3.90 $4.10 Security price NTA Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 14 1. Source: IRESS. 2. Source: UBS Australia and Factset June 2021. DXC Trading performance and returns › We acknowledge the recent trading discount to NTA and continue to actively review capital management initiatives including selective asset recycling and considering the merits of an on-market securities buy-back DXC security price 1 and NTA Total security holder returns 2 to 30 June 2021 15.9% 17.2% 11.3% 29.0% 3.7% 4.6% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 1-yr 3-yr p.a Since inception p.a DXC ASX 300 A-REIT Questions Formal business Geoff Brunsdon AM, Chair Mobil X, Sheidow Park SA Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 17 Resolution 1 Ratification of placement to investors under Listing Rule 7.1 To consider and, if thought fit to pass the following resolution as an ordinary resolution: “That, for the purpose of Listing Rule 7.4 and for all other purposes, Securityholders ratify the issue of 12,500,000 Securities (at an issue price of $3.60 per Security) pursuant to an institutional placement on 23 August 2021, under Dexus Convenience Retail REIT’s placement capacity under ASX Listing Rule 7.1 on the terms and conditions set out in the Explanatory Memorandum.” Resolution For Open Against 1. Ratification of placement to investors under Listing Rule 7.1 % 88.67% 1.95% 9.38% Number of Votes 16,698,744 367,036 1,766,665 Number of Securityholders 75 27 9 Artist impression: Dubbo Service Station, NSW Questions Thank you for attending Warrego Highway Travel Centre, QLD Dexus Convenience Retail REIT - 2021 General Meeting 20 This presentation has been prepared by Dexus Asset Management Limited (ACN 080 674 479, AFSL No. 237500) (the "Responsible Entity") as the responsible entity and issuer of the financial products in respect of Convenience Retail REIT No. 1 (ARSN 101 227 614), Convenience Retail REIT No. 2 (ARSN 619 527 829) and Convenience Retail REIT No. 3 (ARSN 619 527 856) collectively the Dexus Convenience Retail REIT (“DXC”) stapled group. Information contained in this presentation is current as at 23 November 2021. The information provided in this presentation does not constitute financial product advice and does not purport to contain all relevant information necessary for making an investment decision. It is provided on the basis that the recipient will be responsible for making their own assessment of financial needs and will seek further independent advice about investments as is considered appropriate. This presentation does not constitute an offer, invitation, solicitation or recommendation with respect to the subscription for, purchase or sale of any security, nor does it form the basis of any contract or commitment. Except as required by law, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to the fairness, accuracy, completeness or correctness of the information, opinions and conclusions, or as to the reasonableness of any assumption, contained in this presentation. 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The forward-looking statements, opinions and estimates provided in this presentation are based on estimates and assumptions related to future business, economic, market, political, social and other conditions that, while considered reasonable by the Responsible Entity, are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies. Many known and unknown factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results reflected in such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: operating and development risks, economic risks and a number of other risks and also include unanticipated and unusual events, many of which are beyond the Responsible Entity ability to control or predict. Past performance is not necessarily an indication of future performance. The forward-looking statements only speak as at the date of this presentation and, other than as required by law, the Responsible Entity disclaim any duty to update forward looking statements to reflect new developments. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Responsible Entity makes no representation and gives no assurance, guarantee or warranty, express or implied, as to, and takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for, the authenticity, validity, accuracy, suitability or completeness of, or any errors in or omission, from any information, statement or opinion contained in this presentation. The Responsible Entity or persons associated with it, may have an interest in the securities mentioned in this presentation, and may earn fees as a result of transactions described in this presentation or transactions in securities in DXC. Disclaimer
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